Phytotherapy of hypertension and diabetes in oriental Morocco.

  title={Phytotherapy of hypertension and diabetes in oriental Morocco.},
  author={Abderrahim Ziyyat and Abdelkhaleq Legssyer and Hassane Mekhfi and A Dassouli and Mohamed Serhrouchni and Wail Benjelloun},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={58 1},
In order to select the main medicinal plants used in folk medicine to treat arterial hypertension and/or diabetes, a survey was undertaken in different areas of oriental Morocco. The patients (370 women and 256 men) were divided into three groups: diabetics (61%), hypertensives (23%) and hypertensive diabetic persons (16%). On average, 67.51% of patients regularly use medicinal plants. This proportion is perceptibly the same in all groups and does not depend on sex, age and socio-cultural level… CONTINUE READING
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